The Legendary Siete in Sagay City, Negros Occidental
During its golden days, ILCO or the Insular Lumber Company was the biggest in the world. In its employ was Train No. 7 or fondly called Legendary Siete, a 4-cylinder locomotive built and imported from Philadelphia, USA. It hauled logs from the mountains to its sawmill in Fabrica, Sagay, Negros Occidental.
Train No. 7 was considered as the “world’s most incredible steam survivor” by Colin Garatt, author of Iron Dinosaurs: Last Steam Locomotives of the World – South East Asia. Train No. 7 stands proud and mighty at the Sagay City Public Plaza. It is simply a ‘ghost that refuses to die.’
- From Manila: take any Bacolod-bound flight of PAL, Cebu Pacific, and Air Asia.
- From Bacolod/Silay: take an Escalante City-bound Ceres Bus; drop off in Sagay City. Distance from Bacolod is 89 kilometers.